Today, Leica Camera has announced the Leica M-P Correspondent by Lenny Kravitz for Kravitz Design. This set is comprised of the Leica M-P (Typ 240), Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH and Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH along with a hand-made case. Both the camera body and lenses feature a unique, hand-worn finish that replicates the unique “brassed” look that normally results from heavy use. Only 125 sets will be produced worldwide with a retail price of $24,500.
The official press release from Leica:
Leica Camera presents the LEICA M-P ‘CORRESPONDENT’ BY LENNY KRAVITZ FOR KRAVITZ DESIGN. This set was designed in collaboration with recording artist, Lenny Kravitz. Presented in a handmade classic case, the set comprises of a Leica M-P, Leica Summicron-M 35mm/f2 ASPH and Leica Summilux-M 50mm/f1.4 ASPH.
The collaboration with Lenny Kravitz was born out of the artist’s passion for photography. The first camera Kravitz used was his father’s Leicaflex which he received at age 21, as a gift from his father. The distinctive design of the LEICA M-P ‘CORRESPONDENT‘ BY LENNY KRAVITZ FOR KRAVITZ DESIGN is reminiscent of a beautifully aged Leicaflex. The finish of each camera and lens is individually handcrafted with the edges displaying a patina similar to equipment which has seen years of constant use.
The camera and case cladding, the outer side of the carrying strap and wrist loop are made of snake skin leather. The case is handcrafted in Germany with the metal parts of the case showing a patina similar to that of the camera and lenses.
Unique to this set, the Leica Summilux-M 50mm/f1.4 ASPH has the classic outer design of its predecessor from 1959 with its profiled distance setting ring and the optical design of the current model. The lens hood, front and rear caps and body cap are made of metal.
There are 125 sets available worldwide. The technical data of the camera and lenses are identical to the serial versions.
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